There was an issue validating your request. Please try again later.


Volunteers have fun, make meaningful contributions, and extend the impact of our work.

We love our volunteers. Hundreds of people give a few hours or many days every year to help with almost every aspect of what we do.

Giving Time

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm offers a stimulating environment for volunteers to work and grow. We have opportunities to fit almost any talent, interest, or schedule.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Visitor Center

Be at the "center" of it all at our busy summertime hub in the farmhouse. Attendants answer the phone and greet visitors, fielding questions, and directing people toward experiences they'll enjoy. Time commitment is 2 or 3 hours on weekdays, 2 to 4 times per month. Orientation and training provided.


Walk the trails on weekends from mid-May through mid-November. Rangers are a resource to our visitors, carry a radio in case of emergencies, watch the condition of trails, encourage visitors to adhere to regulations, and monitor nesting piping plovers.

Admissions Attendants

Greet visitors as they arrive at the Wells Reserve. Take and record admission fees and give out information about the happenings of the day.

A docent makes a presentation during a winter walk at the Wells Reserve.
A docent makes a presentation during a winter walk at the Wells Reserve.

Volunteer Docents

Guide school groups in our established programs or lead summer tours for visitors. Volunteer docents are the spark, engaging visitors of all ages in creative ways! Bring your curiosity and love of learning. We'll provide training in a supportive community. Weekday availability is a must.

Community Science / Monitoring

Contribute data to long-term studies.

Facilities / Maintenance

Help maintain the site and its buildingsrepair, paint, construct, mow, shovel, clear trails, etc.

Special Events

Help organize and present community gatherings. The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival is the big one, but we offer others.

Clerical / Mailings

Get involved with word processing and database management, special projects, and mailings.

Membership / Development

Help spread the word about this national treasurethe Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Bring new supporters into the fold. They will be glad you did.

Facilities volunteer Carolyn B paints the welcome booth.

Meet Our Volunteer Director

You Can Do It

Volunteering is fun and rewarding. Fill out an application today.

Download Application